October 12, 2016

Walmart is upping some managers’ salaries in anticipation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016.

October 12, 2016

Both Walmart and CVS Health recently announced concerted investments in curbside pickup services that attract new customers, engender loyalty and scale supply chain efficiencies.

October 10, 2016

Walmart beat five world records at last year’s single-day health screening event for the most blood pressure, glucose and vision screenings, the most immunizations administered and the most food samples offered.

October 7, 2016

"This company, over time, is going to look like more of an ecommerce company," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day in Bentonville, Ark., according to a report in Business Insider. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day that stores will remain vital to Walmart's future, but the company will be cutting back on new store growth and will increase investments in ecommerce. (Business Insider)

October 7, 2016

Walmart has gone into high gear in its fight to challenge Amazon.

October 6, 2016

Walmart is hosting 26 startups to present their ideas as part of the company's Technology Open Call, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with Friday's Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and features companies like FreshSpire, a service that notifies participating consumers the availability of discounted produce that's about to expire. "We feel like the way that FreshSpire can really make the most impact is to partner with a global-scale store, and Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world," company co-founder Shraddha Rathod, told the Gazette. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

October 6, 2016

Walmart gave a lackluster profit outlook for next year, and said it will slow new store openings as it invests in remodels and digital initiatives.

October 5, 2016

Last year's health fair at Walmart was a tremendous success, with the company administering more than 300,000 health screenings and delivering more than 50,000 immunizations.

October 4, 2016

Honor will serve as an education center at Walmart, where families can learn more about home care and receive wellness and safety tips for their loved ones.

September 22, 2016

More than 5,000 Americans across the country participated in the online survey, which awards the “Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand” title to winners in 40 product categories.

September 22, 2016
As the battle between Walmart Canada and Visa over interchange rates rages on, Walmart Stores is making more strategic moves with Chase.
September 21, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Walmart is extending its grocery pickup service into Target's back yard, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday. “Our customers have told us that grocery pickup is a game changer,” stated Katie Vitela, a Walmart Minneapolis market coach. According to the Star Tribune, Target currently offers fee-based grocery home delivery through partner Instacart in a handful of markets, including the Twin Cities. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

September 20, 2016

Walmart completes acquisition of Jet.com; Marc Lore, founder and CEO of Jet.com, joins Walmart’s leadership team.

September 16, 2016
The company had previously launched the line at Sephora and Macy’s in 2011. 
September 15, 2016

The report cites Walmart's recent acquisition of Jet.com, which, while not a threat to Amazon's position, provides Walmart a speed advantage in boosting online growth by leveraging Jet's ready-made platform. 

September 7, 2016

At Abbott Nutrition, “it all starts with consumer empathy,” the company’s director of insights, innovation and brand strategy, Surya Menon, told attendees at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Successfully offering consumer-centric health care requires a multi-pronged approach that meets the needs of a wide variety of customer groups, Aetna senior director of consumer initiatives Christina Speck stressed at the recent Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

As health insurers continue to work closer with retailers to improve access to patient care, UnitedHealthcare is among a handful of companies at the forefront of this increasingly collaborative approach.

September 7, 2016

The keys to providing an omnichannel experience are being able to provide customers with consistency and a clear value, according to Procter & Gamble’s associate director of brand marketing for personal health care, Phil McWaters, at the Retail Health Summit in June.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

September 7, 2016

“The data says the consumer engages in store at a rate of 73%. They’re engaging and thinking and processing information right there at the shelf,” said Mack Elevation Forum founder and managing director Dan Mack, setting the table for a panel discussion among leading consumer health executives at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

With more than 37% of Americans diagnosed as prediabetic, the current market for diabetes management and monitoring is really just the tip of the iceberg. According to Medline chief marketing officer Stu Schneider, it’s time for retailers and consumer health companies to start looking at the current diabetes care market like an iceberg.

September 7, 2016

Retailers take note: As health-and-wellness consumers, Americans need you now more than ever. That was the message from health economist and futurist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn at a seminar on retail health care, the aging population and new trends impacting health delivery.

September 7, 2016

Is there a place for genetic testing in the retail pharmacy setting? Absolutely, said John Ward, VP international and retail marketing for 23andMe.